A Guide to the Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869]
Eugene Nelson emigrated with his family from Sweden to Travis County, Texas, during the mid-19th century. The Nelson family was acquainted with other Swedish immigrant families in the area, including the Palm family and the Wilson family.
Comprised of correspondence in Swedish, the Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869], document the experiences of Swedish immigrant Eugene Nelson and his family in Travis County, Texas. Many letters are written by Agnes Wilson and Laura Palm, the wife of Swedish immigrant Swante Palm, to members of the Nelson family.
This collection is open for research use.
Eugene Nelson Family Papers, [ca. 1850-1869], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers